MEET OUR FOUNDER & OWNER
We Still Don’t Know How She Does It All & Still Looks That Good.
When you talk about a woman who can do it all and still have great hair, Dena is 100% her. Walking into a luxury salon, you expect top-tier talent + training. In Dena, you get all of the above with a truly, truly kind soul.
With over 10 years of salon experience, helping people has always been Dena’s calling in life. She has a way of carrying the weight of everyone around her with willingness and grace, and dedicates the salon’s success to her family and the fantastic women who work there.
Whether it’s Dena’s ability to make a simple conversation feel like a therapy session, the fact that she radiates positivity, or that knowing her is believing in her, Salt & Light Hair Co. wouldn’t be the same without her.
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Come right on in, grab a beverage, get comfy and settle down. Talk about work, talk about boys, talk about your split ends. Chipped nail polish or the rogue eyebrow hairs should be the last thing on your mind when you’re with us.
Because friends don’t let friends leave Salt & Light Hair Co without feeling beautiful. ;)
Ms. “Can’t Tell A Story Without Making Animated Gestures and Facial Expressions”
With roots in nonprofit leadership and experience in the hair industry since 2017, Lauren is as sweet as they come. While always knowing she wanted to use her life to help others, she discovered her love for hair by helping children at her local Boys and Girls Club.
“My chair is a safe space & open communication is key. When you look good, you feel good!”
It’s All About “Looking Good, Feeling Good”
Kristina is a true Florida girl and has extensive experience in service based industries like healthcare. Her decision to join the hair care industry in 2019 came from observing the happiness her friends had in their careers. She wakes up every day passionate about her job!
“It’s more than getting your hair done. I want to make my clients feel heard and be comfortable enough to be themselves.”
Meghan AKA “Meg”
My Guilty Pleasure Is AfterPay… & I Stand By That.
Meghan is usually the first face you’ll see at S&L as our front desk coordinator, and since 2020 she also heads up our brow and spray tanning services. She is a client-turned-coworker who, after talking to Dena about it during their hair appointments, decided to quit her office job and get licensed as an esthetician!
“I want my clients to feel like they are visiting their best friend and always look forward to their appointments.”
When She Looks Lost in Thought… She’s Actually Thinking About What To Eat for Dinner
Nicole’s interest in hair started from a young age, when she would try to get her mom to pay her for a luxury “hair brush”. After trying out a job in the corporate world, she decided to get a job with real benefits; coworkers like family and clients-turned-friends.
“You know when the Starbucks barista makes your coffee juuust right? I want to give my clients that kind of happiness.”
Cheyenne AKA “Chey”
Chey started considering a career in hair when her hairdresser of many years inspired her to take the leap! She is also a licensed cosmetologist. When Chey isn’t working, she’s riding and loves spending time with horses.
“Every client that gets out of my hair should leave feeling beautiful and confident in themselves.”
The meaning behind Salt + Light Hair Co
As Told By Our Owner, Dena
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” - Matthew 5:13-16
“When you sit down, and look at yourself in a salon mirror, what do you see? If you work in the beauty industry, it’s very common to see beautiful women with good hearts come in, sit down, and start to pick themselves apart.
When the long-time dream of opening a salon literally fell into my lap, I thought a lot about my experiences in the past, and how I wanted my clients to feel walking into Salt & Light Hair Co. I realized that getting your hair done wasn’t just colors and cutting, it was connected to our self confidence and worth.
Salt & Light Hair Co is a place for all of us to learn to be kinder to ourselves, pick ourselves up, and feel beautiful in every aspect of our lives. It of course reflects the beach town we live in, but also explains the type of people we strive to be every day. We want to be reasonable, grounded and humble, while bringing goodness to the world and making our client’s day brighter.”